Much better after 12 hours of air. At first it's a touch reductive and there's some astringent structure on the backpalate but 12 hours in the reduction has blown off and everything has integrated. Lovely pure red raspberry and cherry fruit, with good richness, this is a fairly big wine for Burgundy, but the tannins are soft and rich and the acidity keeps it light, with excellent length. Really shows the best sides of the 2010 vintage with the intensity + acidity. Just lacks the complexity to get to the next level.
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(Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines) Group's #5, my #6, 40 points - dark cherry red color with clarity; appealing, focused, tart cherry, tart raspberry, light sandalwood and sous bois nose; tasty, very tart cherry, tart cranberry, rosehips palate lacking in mid-palate weight, with medium-plus acidity; should age well on its acidity; medium-plus finish